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Ymic Indians

Thomas N. Campbell General Entry

The Ymic Indians, apparently a Coahuiltecan band, lived on the Rio Grande near San Juan Bautista Mission, near the site of present Eagle Pass. It seems likely that these Indians were the same as the Yemé Indians, who in the early nineteenth century lived in the vicinity of Laredo. If so, the Ymics are among the various Coahuiltecan bands of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico who came to be known as Carrizos. It is remotely possible that the Ymic and Yemé Indians were descendants of either the Imimules or the Imipectes, who lived in northeastern Nuevo Léon during the seventeenth century.

Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). J. R. Swanton, Linguistic Material from the Tribes of Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1940).


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Tribes (Other)

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Thomas N. Campbell, “Ymic Indians,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 25, 2020,

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